From the Outside in: Writing Outside Your Own Experiences for Books for Children and Teens

June 30 - July 2, 2019


Learn meaningful ways to form diverse characters and worlds, avoid harmful stereotypes, and create responsible narratives for children and teens.

Join three noted authors to learn more about their journeys to writing outside their own experiences. This dynamic team believes that writers who want to portray diverse characters *can* do so in a way that enriches the reading lives of children and teens. It takes an open-hearted attitude, the right tools, and willingness to put in the work and time.


Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects…
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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She was nine years old when…
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Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson has always loved getting lost in stories. When she is not scribbling down her characters’ adventures, she is…
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Lynne Polvino

Special Guest Lynne Polvino has been with Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, for twenty years. Some…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $999.00

All-inclusive means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging and all meals.

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, June 30; ends with lunch on Tuesday, July 2.